this is my entry for the three muses challenge: rust. rust has always been one of my favorite elements to use in art, so i'm always collecting rusty things. this piece was a door i found in the bathroom stall at school. it was covering some kind of pipes, but it had fallen off, so i took it!
i started with a gel medium image transfer of a phrenology diagram. then i cut out some sprocket silhouettes and added one real sprocket and some washers. the shiny rock on the right is set in a hole that was in the metal and has a nut around it. then i used some alphabet and number stamps along the top and some diamond stamps along the side. last, i added the mesh and drew on the circles.
i love that i didn't have to do any work on the background because it was already perfect! i was also very happy with the image transfer. i found out that you could use gel medium the same way you use encaustic medium, and that opened so many crafting options for me. and i love the number stamps. i bought them a while back for really cheap and forgot i had them, this is the first time i've used them and i love them! i was really surprised at how well they stamped on the rusted surface.